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The Architecture of Happiness (2006)
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One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kind of walls, chairs, buildings and streets we?re surrounded by. And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. The Architecture of Happiness starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be - and argues that it is architecture?s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential. Whereas many architects are wary of openly discussing the word beauty, this audiobook has at its centre the large and na ??ve question: ?What is a beautiful building?? It amounts to a tour through the philosophy and psychology of architecture, which aims to change the way we think about our homes, streets and ourselve
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)720.103 — Arts and Recreation Architecture Architecture Theory And Instruction
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.